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If you are spending more time than usual in front of a screen (and aren’t we all these days?) You could be experiencing the effects of digital eye strain.
Common symptoms of digital eye strain can include:
- Blurry vision
- Neck/shoulder pain
- Light sensitivity
- Watery or dry eyes
We’re here to help! Please contact our team today and get back to focusing on what matters most to you.
What Causes Digital Eye Strain?
Eye strain can occur when you focus on an object or task for an extended time. You can experience eye strain on long drives, or from reading a book for too long in dim lighting. The condition is referred to as digital eye strain when discomfort occurs after looking at a digital screen for 2 or more hours.
Extended periods on a digital screen cause the eyes to work harder. Viewing distance and angles also cause strain, as the eyes are required to focus consistently. Screen glare and poor lighting can add to visual stress, and poor posture is also a contributing factor.
Preventing Digital Eye Strain
We can help remedy digital eye strain by making a few simple changes to your screen routine. Small breaks are known to reduce symptoms significantly. So, step back from that computer for a few minutes!
Some additional tips to help your strained peepers include:
- Blink often to hydrate your eyes
- Adjust lighting to reduce glare
- Adjust your monitor and screen settings
Experts recommend following the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
These pointers can help you find the relief you’ve been seeking. If you try these tips and don’t experience a significant change, contact the team at Main Street Optometry. A comprehensive eye exam can help determine the root cause of your discomfort.
Help is on the Way
We can offer a few simple methods to help relieve digital eye strain, but it’s vital to note that some of these symptoms can resemble other eye conditions. For this reason, we recommend booking an eye exam at Main Street Optometry to rule out any issues that require immediate treatment.
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